- Part of an account written by James Gidley telling of his experiences in New Zealand and Rarotonga, 1931-1938. Describes Gidley's time in Auckland, his trip to Wellington, voyage to Rarotonga and his experiences in Rarotonga. The account details his search for work in Auckland and his experiences working both in Auckland and on several dairy farms in the Auckland and Waikato regions, such events as the visit of a faith healer to Auckland as well as describing various places he stayed, his attempts to get to know women and his own eating disorders. In his description of his time in Rarotonga he makes some comments on living conditions, other white residents, relations between the races, prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and details his attempts to have sexual relations with Rarotongan women. This is an expanded version of `An octave of years in New Zealand' located at MS-Papers-5151. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
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